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. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. on the newshour tonight, we assess what's behind the downward trend, and whether it's likely to continue into the summer travel season. >> woodruff: then, we update the battle for the presidency in egypt as a muslim brotherhood candidate wins a spot in the runoff elections next month. >> brown: ray suarez examines the lasting legacy of the case of the missing child etan patz. >> woodruff: miles o'brien reports on safety measures at u.s. nuclear plants, and asks are they ready for a worst-case scenario, a fukushima-like meltdown? >> the i anybodya against change and against improvement, i think it's something we have to be vigilant about and push so the regulator can make sure that change happens. >> david >> brown: david brooks and ruth marcus analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and we talk to pulitzer prize winning author stephen greenblatt about his new book, the story of the rediscovery of an ancient manuscript and its influence even today. >> one day, it is on the shelf and not instantly but decisively the world changes. >> woodruff: that's all
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: europe's economic woes worsened today, causing renewed fears amid political disarray. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the "newshour" tonight, we get the latest on the crisis as european leaders ended their summit without agreement on concrete solutions. >> brown: plus, we ask how europe's instability could affect the u.s. especially as it deals th its own fiscal crisis. >> woodruff: then, paul solman asks an age-old question: will new technology make human workers obsolete? >> there are factorys where robots do almost all of the work. >> and lights out? why is it called lights out? >> because you don't need lighting in a place run by robots. >> brown: margaret warner looks at the case against the pakistani doctor jailed for 33 years after helping the c.i.a. capture osama bin laden. >> woodruff: and ray suarez has the story of a columbia univsity professor'sighto prove an innocent man was executed in texas. >> there was not a sled of forensic in evidence this case, even though the cr
for next week's public farewell to the godfather of go go chuck brown. a public viewing for the d.c. music legend will take place tuesday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. all day at the howard theater on t street northwest. then the community can attend a memorial on thursday from noon to 3:00 at the washington convention center. bruce leshan has more on the final farewell to this washington legend. >> reporter: chuck brown used to play here at the howard theater on t street when it was a run down old dump back in the 1980s. he was actually scheduled here for a homecoming concert in june. instead a full circle moment, his viewing here on tuesday. >> yes, i'll be there without a doubt. >> reporter: how do you feel about chuck brown? >> i love him. i love him to death. i through up on chuck brown. -- i grew up on chuck brown. >> reporter: one of the really cool things about chuck brown was his ability to bring people together from all over the place, whites, african americans, asians. he played the go go clubs and he played the kennedy center. his funeral will be here in perhaps the most establishment
to come on 9news plans are finalized to say good- bye to the late great chuck brown. we'll tell you what you need to know in order to pay your final respects in person. >> but first space history is made as the first private spacecraft docks with the international space station. >>> with no nasa shuttles in operation anymore, it was a privately owned spacecraft that docked with the international space station today. yes, that is a first. the unmanned cargo ship is called the dragon built in california by a firm called spacex. this morning it hooked up with the space station to deliver supplies after years of work and anticipation spacex having reason to celebrate. >> i don't have words enough to express the level of excitement and elation that we feel here at spacex. there's so much that could have gone wrong and it went right. >> for now spacex is only in the supply delivery business, but one day they may carry passengers up there. engineers are working on plans to allow the spacecraft to carry seven people into orbit. >>> the memorial day weekend is off to a great start at least when i
. >>> but first remembering a local legend. memorial plans now set for chuck brown. >> this is 9news now. >>> we start with the brand new information. funeral services for chuck brown who passed away last week. it will be a very public affair to let fans come together fo mourn his passing but -- to mourn his passing. an all day viewing from 11:00 in the morning until 10:00 at night. on thursday a public memorial service at the walter e washington convention center in northwest. that's from noon to 3:00 p.m. parking will be limited. you're encouraged to use metrorail or bus. we're going to repeat this information a little later on in case you missed some of it. you will be sure 9news now will be sure to give you full coverage of the memorial service. >>> another shakeup at the gsa. the general services administration. 9news investigator russ ptacek has learned five people are now out at the agency and officials want to out four others all in connection with the lavish las vegas convention. >> we are trying to identify all. our investigation uncovered gsa documents showing five officials received
, but it prompted a rrelative to give them information. >> the "godfather of go-go, chuck brown, late yesterday his family and mayor vincent gray release information on a public viewing and memorial service. john gonzalez is outside the howard theatre in northwest washington with all the details. >> that's right. the mayor's office and the family of chuck brown have announced the memorial plans next week for the late star. they include the newly refurbished howard theatre in northwest d.c., where he was a regular and we're initially scheduled a performance next month. pretty much all day on may 29 there will be a public viewing here at the theater. and on thursday, may 31, a public memorial service down the street at the convention center from noon until 3:00. there will be will closures. thousands are expected both days to pay their final respects to the late star. the city strongly courage as public transportation. this man known as the "godfather of go-go" passed away last week at the age of 75 after being hospitalized for pneumonia. he was still active, forced to cancel several shows earlier
and on the other hand you have brown? surely that must have been carried out? >> with respect to the offer to make a proposal of the dead, to the shows we didn't already own, that was a part of it. there was a view later on when it was thought that is likely that we might attempt to do this, do not, to try to avoid becoming a political issue in the middle of an election, but not with respect to what the likely or possible outcomes of the election were. >> mr. murdoch, to benefit the source merit, examined on two levels. there's the legal analysis or you may be advised that your case is strong. i'll ask you a few comments on the. then there's the political dimension which is however the legal case is, we still have got to get this through because the opposition we might face. on the political stage, that sort of discussion must have taken place, didn't? >> yes. it takes place with respect to what sort of regulatory scrutiny and transaction is going to come under. and you make an assessment around that. certainly while on the regulatory site on competition issues and plurality issues were confident
pamela brown. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes on this holiday weekend. let's start with adam caskey. >> it will be hot and sticky this entire weekend. we will make it to the mid 80s today. 90 degrees probably tomorrow. if not, most likely sunday if. let's look at temperatures right now. fog, but there's no rain on the doppler. 72 in washington, 66 in martinsburg, 71 degrees in fredericksburg. morning fog, then a lot of sunshine. we cannot rule out an isolated thundershowers were later on. few and far between mainly west of the blue ridge. here is the outlook into the weekend, sunshine the next few days, low 90's. it will feel more like the mid 90's when you factor in the humidity. by memorial day we cannot rule out a later date thundershower. but it will be dry and hot on memorial day weekend for the most part. i will be back with a look at the beach forecast. >> i want to look at2 the height. 270 traffic, headlights in this camera heading northbound towards frederick. no complications to report in gaithersburg or clarksburg or rockville. here we are at shady grove
community. >>> chuck brown's family announces plans for d.c. to remember the godfather of go-go. >>> we'll tell you what new research suggests about c-sections and the potential impact on the weight of the child. >>> good evening. i'm jim vance. >> and i'm doreen gentzler. thank you for joining us for news 4 at 11:00. >>> several students got sick at the roslyn metro station. they were part of a 200 person tour group that had just finished a walking tour in d.c. they were on the metro heading toward arlington when several kids started feeling ill. three of them were taken to a hospital to get fluids. it appears they may have been overwhelmed by walking in the heat 37 temperatures made it into the 80s today. could be even hotter tomorrow. veronica's in for doug tonight. veronica? >> it will be plenty steamy this weekend. it certainly is going to feel like summer has arrived. as far as those storms out there this evening, once again they hit in the same locations just west of d.c. where some areas didn't get a drop. 69/100 of an inch of rain in warrenton. nokesville over an inch of rain.
to lying to the fbi about payments he and another aide thomas gore made to sulaimon brown using gray campaign funds. brown was paid to keep up verbal attacks against then mayor adrian fenty. the prosecutors say gore would take out money orders, then brooks would put false names on them and hand them over to sulaimon brown. the money orders had a total value of over $2,000. >> the underlying charges go to the very heart of our electoral system. we need to have a fair and honest system of elections and obviously mr. brooks along with others violated thiazin of fairness when they engaged in this scheme. >> -- this sense of fairness when they engaged in this scheme. >> brooks said he was instructed to give the money to brown, but it's unclear who instructed him to do so. >>> more fallout from that lavish $800,000 las vegas conference held by the general services administration. the official at the center of the scandal left the agency. jeff neely played a big role in organizing the 2010 conference. you may also remember this video that showed employees mocking the agency's spending habit
and gave it to then mayoral candidate suleman brown. they say the plan was to pay brown to stay in the race and verbally attack then mayor adrian fenty. prosecutors say gore would take out money orders. then brooks would put false names on them and hand them over to sulaimon brown. the money orders had a total value of more than $2,000. brooks said he had been instructed to give the money to brown, but it's unclear who instructed him to do so. his attorney, former prince george's county state's attorney glenn ivey, says brooks regrets what he did. >> he realized it was time to accept responsibility for what he'd done. he realized he'd made a very serious mistake in the way he'd gone about handling this initially and he wanted to get it back on the right track. >> u.s. attorney ronald machen wouldn't say if anyone else is involved, only that the investigation continues and that it is important the truth come out. >> the underlying charges go to the very heart of our electoral system. we need to have a fair and honest system of elections and obviously mr. brooks along with others violated tha
of chuck brown have finalized the memorial plans for next week for the late go-go star. those memorial plans include the newly refurbished theatre here in northwest d.c., appropriately enough where brown was a regular. he scheduled a performance here for next month. pretty much all day on may 29, there will be a public viewing here at the howard theater from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. then that thursday, may 31 there will be a public memorial service just on the street at the convention center from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. there will be road closures and thousands of people are expected to come out on both days to pay their respects. the city is strongly encouraging public transportation. this man, known as the godfather of go-go passed away at the age of 75 after being hospitalized for pneumonia. he was still active in his late years. forced to cancel several shows earlier this year due to his bed health. he received a grammy nomination two years ago. a section of seventh street next to the howard theatre was renamed and chuck brown way back in 2009. the family of chuck brown is as
candidate sulaimon brown. it is believed that brooks will likely become an informant of sorts for federal investigators looking into what happened during gray's 2010 campaign. and d.c. council member marion barry was nice to the asian community yesterday, but he offended another nationality in the process. the ward eight councilman met with leaders from asian american organizations in order to apology for two offensive comments that he made last month. however, council member barry then said the following while explaining how many different groups of people met hostility when they first came to the united states. >> the irish caught hell, the jews caught hell, the pollocks caught hell. the chinese caught hell. >> that is considered a derog ter name -- derogatory name for polish people. local asian leaders accepted his apology and they say that they want to work with him in order to ease racial tension. barry now has also apologized to the polish community. >>> musician chuck brown brought washingtonians from all backgrounds together and plans have been finalized to celebrate the life and
the mission walls the kind speaks to us in euphemisms we avoids staring at our brown roasts faces, our hard boiled hands and violet veins he mouths his words like a fish careful not to mention china to us who are now fartherless and motherless in this new country. he does not know we created our own miracle that transformed the stale, hard crust into wrich crackling pork skinning. the soup and broth. our lips smack in satisfaction of this, our only taste of home. >> this piece is on angel island. the angel island immigration station where chinese and otherim grants were detained and interrogated from 1910 to 1940 before they were allowed into america. many adopted false identities in order to escape this strict act. our morning strolls to mountain lake park my wife of 50 years stays a step behind. she needs my arm for balance but avoids my touch. she counts the 10 sign posts. 5 stop signs and 2 mailboxes to our destination. she moves her lips as if remembering. before i came here, i had a name. 4 palm trees faced us when we landed loomed like guardians to pass the golden gate we tell them
a robberies. the ciiy's warrant apprehension task force arrestedd26-year old david brown at the enoch pratt libraryyin downtown baltimore. brown usee craigslist to lure northwest baltimore....and then robbed them at gunpoint. 22:43:13"members of he warrant apprrhension task force found him oday in a downnown library using a computer we suspect he may be using to find hii next victim" victim" policc are deteemiieeif brown isslinked to other robberies. if you on't want oneof thoss new smartmeters installed in yourhome...youucan now call b.g.e... and "opt-out" least temporarily. that ruling comes from maryland's public service commission...after hearinnfrom complaints from a few customerss some are worried &pabout the radio ffequency emitted from the new meterss but b.g.e. officials...say ttere's virtually no danggr. and they sayythe smart meters....will not result in an invasion of privacy. (gould) "we will know the aggregate usage of your home, no different than we have today, but we're not going to know whee the lights are on, we're not going to know when you flii the g
suleman brown. brown was a minor candidate who claims gray's campaign paid him to attack then-mayor adrian fenty. according to court documents, brooks and two other aides funneled at least $2,800 to brown. brooks faces up to six months in prison. >>> today the world's first private supply ship will make a historic rendezvous with the international space station. the spacex dragon capsule passed within a mile of the iss for a series of s.
suleman brown. brown was a minor mayoral candidate who claims that gray's campaign paid him to attack then-mayor adrian fenty. according to court documents, brooks and two aides funneled at least $2,800 it brown. >>> millions of future college students will have to wait until next month to find out if the rate on student loans will double. the senate rejected legislation yesterday that would keep the interest rate on millions of student loans at 3.4%. if no deal is. >> reporter: rea-- is reached b july 1, it will double. lawmaker are dedicateded to keeping the rate where it is. they can't agree on how to pay for it. >>> they call it a demonstration, not a parade. each memorial day weekend rolling thunder rides through the capital to to see show support for the military family. on sunday, the group will gather at the north pentagon parking lot. at unanimous the group will ride to the vietnam veterans memorial. the ride is followed by a gathering in front of the lincoln memorial. motorists should be prepared for rolling street closures on sunday. >>> next week will be your opportunity to say
of these asian pacific heritage month associations, mayor willie brown. >> this evening, we are celebrating our communities from all over the world. i am so lucky to be the mayor of an international city. we talked a lot about diversity, but we also celebrates in so many ways. it is marvelous to hear the names of all these council generals from all around the world. we also have some invaluable participants that represent the city relations. from osaka, singapore, shanghai, taipei, and seoul, korea. they're working with our offices and communities to promote education, trade, allow ourselves to educate ourselves continuously about the need to have a more advanced, smarter immigration policy for our country. and also one that we enjoy celebrating because we get a lot of talent from the other countries, which is why we want to be a gateway to the world. that is why we enjoy the celebration so much. with that, i like to invite former mayor willie brown and also the supervisors, please join us on the stage and be part of the witness and of the signing of the proclamation for this year imposed a cel
paid suleman brown, a minor mayoral candidate, who claims the campaign paid him to attack then-mayor fenty. he funneled at least $2,800 it brown. >>> today george allen will try to solidify his spot as gop front-runner for virginia's open senate seat in the final debate. the former governor will try to beat out three other contenders in the june 12 primary. allen is trying to win back the seat he lost to jim webb six weeks ago. he will face former governor tim kaine, running unopposed. >>> how much of an impact is president obama having on efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in maryland? check out the results of a new public policy poll. according to the poll, 57% of likely voters in maryland say they'll vote in favor of same-sex marriage if the issue makes it on to november's ballot. 37% of likely voter say they're against making the marriages legal. that's 20% -- 20-point margin was just 12 points in march. pollsters say the shift was almost entirely due to a change in attitude by african-american voters. >>> maryland lawmakers may have to wait until next year to decide whe
in northwest baltimore. investigators think he may have tried to lure and another victim. david brown was using the internet site to trick victims and to meeting him. that is where he would pull out a gun and rob a prospective buyer. when the police nabbed him today, brown was using a public computer at a downtown library. >> we know the identity of the marines found dead in his barracks on wednesday. officials tell us that the 19- year-old was an active member from north carolina. he had been assigned to the defense information school since february. investigative -- the ncis investigates all non-combat deaths of core members. this weekend is the chance for all of us to pause and remember our brave service women and men. many continue to answer the call. today, 60 md. national guard soldiers are the latest euros putting themselves in harm's way. they began a yearlong deployment and will be heading to a war zone. >> for the second time in four years, members of this aviation regiment were saying goodbye to their families and friends, preparing to go to afghanistan. >> pretty nervous, to be hone
brooks for lying to the fbi. all of this revolving around the minor candidates brown. prosecutors implied a senior campaign person directed payoffs to brown. was it the mayor? was the mayor involved? we have reactions like this. >> do you think the beer do anything about this? >> of course he did. >> i like him. he is a nice man. i hope he did not. >> observers say it appears prosecutors are building toward a laundered -- a larger target. the question is whether that is the mirror or somebody else. >> thank you. an elderly man burned in an apartment fire in a mclean has died at. he was cooking in his apartment last night when his clothes caught fire. a neighbor rushed to put out flames. he was taken to the hospital where he died early this morning. he is the first fairfax county person to die in a fire since 2010. >> thousands of d.c. residents have packed up and hit the road for the memorial day weekend. many are flocking to ocean city for the unofficial start of summer. the forecast calls for warm and sunny weather for the long weekend. >> a prince william county woman is behind bars ac
brown in concert. >> and coming up this morning we're going to have more of our exclusive interview with bobby and his family talking about his reaction to the death of his former wife whitney houston and what happened to him in his life in the days after that tragedy. >> and of course we're always trying to help people save money on this sew. so we're one-upping that by giving or letting you know where to find free stuff and lots of it there dating sites to gym passes. there's something, dare i say, for everyone. >> all right. and if you are out looking at homes for $250,000 or less, barbara kosh ran is here, tours from upstate new york, texas and every place in between. >> before we go, just a second ago, 30 seconds ago, savannah guthrie was out here dancing with the best of them. >> oh, yeah. >> she's made her way inside. she's got a check of the headlines. >> and i put down the flashing bracelet. today, exactly 33 years after etan patz disappeared from his manhattan street a new jersey man appears in a new york city court. police say he has confessed to kidnapping and killing th
the year, and in all probability, mr. brown would be the next prime minister. are you with me? >> i think that was a given, yeah. >> he said to you you remembered the meeting well, and it was promoted. do you see that? >> yes. >> he was telling you it was a decision one that rebecca would be promoted, and two, you would be in line to be next editor of "the sun." >> that's what he was saying yes. >> why did you take that like a pinch of salted as you say? >> i don't believe he would have had that conversation with him. >> why not? he was close to mr. brown, wasn't he? >> my understanding of how news international works in terms of appointments of editors is he would not have involved any of the conversation, either at that stage, by the way, because it was after that when she was promoted, some time after that, and also, i just didn't believe it. i just -- i came -- i came away believing it was an atestament by mr. brown -- attempt by mr. brown to impress his closeness to me to mr. murdoch, and i didn't believe it. >> it was impressed on you by mr. murdoch, and that was clear, the strong m
brown. mortars can play but we do pay their respects from 11:00 a.m. until 10 tonight. a week from tonight a public memorial service will be held at the convention center on mount vernon place from noon until 3:00. chuck brown died last week at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore after suffering from pneumonia. he was 75 years old. >> we are on storm watch tonight with the relatively sunny day across the region that turned into a cloudy and rainy evening, depending on where you live. a first look at what is in store for us. >> there are still of the leftover sprinkles but unlike the last two nights things have really settle down. a few lonesome raindrops in gaithersburg and montgomery county. folks down in prince george's county and anne arundel county at all that rain. manassas is where the dangerous flooding was. all of that is changing as we head into the weekend. our first traditional weekend of summer or it will feel like it. we will have at all in a few minutes. >> coming up, a father and son forced apart by war. tonight you'll see the surprise reunion at a baseball game. >>
for the craigslist robberies. david brown was taken in to custody at a library in the city while he was using a computer. detectives believe brown used craigslist to lure people to a spot and robbed them. clients seeking illegal documents along south broadway in baltimore must have thought they were getting a bargain. for as little as $50 a piece. the feds shut down the operation. jeff hager joins us with more on the bust. >> federal agents say illegal immigrants could order social security cards, green cards, or driver's licenses in the morning and ready the same afternoon. for two years, the fraudulent document with the equivalent of salesmen on the streets to find new orders. at the time the feds swept in and arrested nine foreign nationals they produced thousands of documents and turned a profit of almost $1.7 million, while ice tarts illegal immigrants for deportation, this operation raises stakes, potentially threatening home land security. >> most individuals that are purchasing these documents are trying to get employment, our concern is that they take the documents whether a member o
farewell to the godfather of go go chuck brown. a public viewing for the d.c. music legend will take place tuesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the hour theater on t street in northwest. then the community can attend a memorial thursday from noon to 3:00 at the washington convention center. bruce leshan has more about what you can expect if you plan to attend next week's chuck tribute. >> reporter: chuck brown used to play here at the howard theater on t street when it was a run down old dump back in the 1980s. ♪i feel like busting loose >> reporter: he was actually scheduled here for a homecoming concert in june. instead a full circle moment, his viewing here on tuesday about 11 hours. no photography allowed inside, no photography even allowed right now, but they did send us some pictures. very, very little parking in the neighborhood and so organizers are recommending that you take public transportation, the shaw howard university metro stop just within a few blocks. one of the really cool things about chuck brown was his ability to bring all kinds of different people together. he play
but ineligible to do so. browning told the "associated press" scott specifically asked him whether non-citizens were voting in elections. browning reportedly told him non-citizens who voted risked being charged with a crime. scott told him, well, people lie. browning responded, yes, people do. but we have always had to err on the side of the voter. not anymore. after browning resigned earlier this year, scott went ahead with his plan and now his current secretary of state, ken detsner claims 180,000 florida voters may be ineligible because they are not citizens. and a "miami herald"er computer analysis found hispanic democratic independent minded voters are the most likely to be targeted by the state. now, florida election officials are questioning the accuracy of the used to create this purged list. seminole county supervisor of elections, mike erdle, standing next to a voter falsely identified as ineligible holding up his passport. this is a story all too familiar. in 1998, florida secretary of state, katherine harris, ordered a similar purge list. that list was also full of errors.
know, the whitman campaign in california developed a system to be able to track realtime jerry brown's speech. so when jerry brown would have an appearance, there would be someone from the whitman campaign with an iphone, that could then, was live streaming it back it whitman campaign headquarters so that the communications team could be e-mailing reporters responses to the actual charges that jerry brown was making in realtime. and it was the first time they could piece something together. you and now of course the national level you have a live stream with the television stations. but as it whether or not a campaign actually made the difference, you know, in kind of an unconventional way, brian billbr ae can be congressman in 2006, a special election, cunningham had been run out of town for good reason. and that was a hotly contested seat and was seen as a bell weather as to how the 2006 house congressional elections would ultimately fair. unfortunately, it was not the bell weather that republicans had hoped. but we, at rnc, were providing a lot of assistance. brian, running agains
to another mayoral candidate, suleiman brown. mayor gray has denied the allegations but experts say it is hard to believe he didn't know about the scandal. >> the mayor is a very detail oriented person t would seem sort of unreasonable to think that this was being done without his knowledge, permission, complicity. >> if convicted, brooks could get a maximum of six months in prison and probation. >>> bonuses for county employees are just one part of a new budget approved for prince george's county. the county council yesterday passed a $2.7 billion spending it increases money for schools and public safety and does include a one-time bone us for most of the county's 6,000 workers. >>> a guilty verdict in the trial of a woman charged with hitting and dragging a bicyclist who later died. christy littleford's defense was she thought she hit a deer and that is why she left the scene and left natasha pettigrew to die. littleford is now facing 10 years and two months in prison when she was sentenced in august. >>> a pennsylvania family prepares to bury three of their own, a father and his
. as you said there, dave, the celebrations does kick off today. governor jerry brown will be at the gift of the bridge ceremony this morning at 10:00. that is just the start of all the festivities. there will be events going on all weekend long. then sunday evening main event a major fire works show. a show so big it will be shutting down the bridge from 9:00 until midnight on sunday. the bridge district is advising anyone that wants to see the show to take public transportation to the area. parking will be very limited this weekend. one of the best ways to see the show is from the water. somewhere a nice clear morning right now coming back to our live shot. hopefully that's what it will be like on sun. one of the best views you will get is from the water that is a little preview of what we will be doing this morning. we will have an awesome view of the golden gate bridge. for now we are live in san francisco christien kafton. >> i'm jealous of christien. he's right there. if you want more details on this weekends celebration, go to look for the golden gate at 75 tab it's right
-year-old david brown was using a public computer at the time of his arrest, they believe, to set up more attacks. police believe brown used craigslist to lure potential buyers to northwest baltimore and rob them of cash and valuables. they say he's responsible for at least four robberies, all on calloway street. the most recent victim thought he was responding to an online ad, but was robbed at gunpoint of $2,000 cash. kai? >> police are trying to determine if brown is involved in any other incidents, criminal charges are pending. >>> nearly 2,000 workers at the sparrow -- sparrows point steel plant are preparing to lose their jobs, as the plant's owner searches for potential buyers. wjz is live. weijia jiang has more on the company's financial struggles and the difficult road ahead for the area. >> for so many decades, the plant has been the heart of the entire community. so when it stops running, people who work and live there, worry everything else could shut down with it. >> reporter: this steel mill at sparrows point was once a thriving operation. maryland's biggest employer. >
to pay prib constitute -- to pay tribute to the late chuck brown.  >>> making headlines this pry morning, the spacex dragon cap suit will today try to dock with the international space station. dragon spent most of the thursday doing tests and maneuvers close to the iss. astronauts aboard the space station were able to successfully accepted the capsule commands. the docking is set for 11:30 this morning. >>> also making headline being scandal force as a government official out of his job. it is not cheer at this point if neve neely resigned from the general services administration or if he was fired. neely helped organize a 2010gsa conference in las vegas with and $823,000 tab. that conference included this video showing gsa employees mocking the agency's spending habits. neely was called to testify in front of congress but pleaded the fifth. >>> the debate continues in congress over how to keep student loan rates from rising. if an agreement isn't reached, interest on loans will double to 6.8%. 6.8%. >>> much warmer
. >>> the public will have a chance to say farewell next week to the late chuck brown. the godfather of d.c.'s gogo music died last week. >> great song. we miss chuck already. on tuesday there will be a public viewing at the newly renovated howard theatre. the theater is on a street which is also ceremonial renamed for chuck brown, chuck brown way. it will run from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on thursday there will abpublic memorial at the washington convention center. it begins at noon. ♪ talking about busting loose ♪ [ male announcer ] it would be easy for u.s. olympian meb keflezighi to deposit checks at the nearest citibank branch. ♪ like this one. ♪ or this one. ♪ or, maybe this one. ♪ but when it's this easy to use citibank mobile check deposit at home...why would he? ♪ woooo! [ male announcer ] citibank mobile check deposit. easier banking. every step of the way. >>> it's 6:43. 72 degrees friday, memorial day traffic. i kind of knew that traffic would be a little bit easier than normal this morning with everyone kind of gearing up for the weekend and heading out the door a little
paid suleiman brown a minor mayoral candidate, who claims gray's campaign paid him to attack then-mayor, adrian fenty. according to court documents, brooks and at least two others funneled money to brown. >>> just as marian barry tried to move past one controversy, he might have to address another potential problem. barry met with leaders of the asian-american community to address disparaging comments he made last month. while discussing racial tejss inned u.s., he used a term for polish immigrants that's also considered offensive. the comment comes as barry pledged to be more careful in choosing his words. he says he wants to work with groups from all backgrounds to make ward 8 a model for diversity. >>> well today republican senate hopefuls in virginia will debate for the last time before voters head to the polls, former governor george allen is considered the front-runner to win the june 12th primary but he'll have to get past tea party leader, jamie rapke, minister ew jackson and bob marshall. allen is trying to win back the seat he lost to democrat jim webb six years ago and
american undermine her bid to unseat surprise 2010 winner scott brown? we begin with important new insights into your mood and what it could mean for the presidential election. if you're feeling more optimist optimistic, you're not alone. the latest survey has its highest marks since october 2007. among the reasons why, home sales and home prices are up. the number of unsold homes is down and gasoline prices dropping. ali velshi is here to compare notes. memorial day weekend, lower gas prices. they're part of this increased optimism far lot of folks. what's going on here? >> some weird things going on because the market has not been providing that optimism. a lot of people don't feel the unemployment situation getting a lot better, although it is for 19 straight months being lower. but when you put this whole thing together, ultimately in a consumer-driven economy like that of the united states, how people feel is the key determina determinant. the number you'll tell our viewers about shortly is consumer sentiment, how do you feel about the economy now, how do you feel about it in
of the godfather of go go. a viewing for musician chuck brown will take place tuesday at the howard theater from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. then there will be a public memorial service next thursday from noon until 3:00 at the washington convention center. brown died last week. he was age 75. his unique mix of punk soul and latin party sounds made good ogo a lasting hit in the nation's capital. >>> a woman awaits sentencing after being convicted in a deadly hit-and-run crash. a prince george's county jury found christy littleford guilty for failing to remain at the scene of an accident. prosecutors say littleford drove home after hitting bicyclist natasha pettigrew on the bike when the bike struck the suv. pettigrew was hit on route 202 in largo. it happened in september 2010. she died the next day. pettigrew was running for u.s. senate in maryland as a green party candidate. >>> another campaign staffer for d.c. mayor vincent gray is waiting to learn his sentence now. howard brooks pleaded guilty yesterday to lying to the f.b.i. admitting he tried to conceal some payments that were made to sulaimon
brown was on hand this morning. >> don't shrink because you have budget cuts. or few taxes. you know, suck it in. [ laughter ] >> we got to build, we got to do it right and this brink, i think it expresses that sense. >> reporter: we have been working on this story since 5:00 a.m. this morning. three hours ago we were under the bridge where we got these beautiful shots and earlier today we were on the marina green and we got a sneak peek at the light show for sunday evening, that could be part of sunday evening's light show. we can tell you david stevenson is working hard on this story and we will bring you the latest tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. live in san francisco, christien kafton, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> for more details on the weekend celebration and a slide show of photos, head to and look for the golden gate bridge tab on the home page. >>> 20 minutes ago a sailing regatta got underway. look at that. this is the first one allowed since last month's deadly crash. news chopper 2 caught these pictures. the race is responsered by the san francisco -- spo
plans for chuck brown who passed away last week at 75. a public viewing will be held on tuesday, may 29 at howard theater. mourners can pay their respects until 10 at night a week from tonight -- until 10:00 at night. thursday, may 31 a memorial service from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. developers want to put walmart next to a montessori school. parents are concerned about the extra traffic that the walmart would bring to the neighborhood. despite the opposition, the board approved the plan after seven hours of testimony and discussion. the lawyer for the appearance says he will appeal. more money coming to prince george's county schools. to put $7 billion budget was passed. calls for increased school spending and using $18 million to give raises to teachers. the budget includes money for $3,000 bonus is, -- for $1,000 bonus is an $1,200 bonuses for county employees next year. metro leaders approving a new budget yesterday. to put $5 billion to help pay for train and bus operation. -- $2.5 billion to help pay for russitrain and bus operation. their increases of 5% will happen and higher c
'm terrell brown. >>> the man who says he killed etan patz is scheduled to be arraigned today 33 years to the day the then-6-year-old boy vanished blocked from his new york city home. police say they have a signed confession from pedro hernandez. it's still unclear what, if any, evidence officials have to prove hernandez's story. john miller has more. >> reporter: in 1979 pedro hernandez, then 18 years old, worked at his family's small grocery in the soho neighborhood just a block from where 6-year-old tan patz disappeared on his way to school. based on a tip, detectives from new york city drove to this small house in maple shade, new jersey, and brought hernandez to the police station. commissioner ray kelly announced the arrest. >> hernandez described to detectives how he lured young etan from the school bus stop, led him into the basement of the bodega, choked him there and disposed of the body by putting it into a plastic bag and placing it into the trash. >> reporter: police say hernandez was brought back to the scene of the crime where he retraced his steps for investigators. pro
safe there for nelson. now to ohio, brown opened up a big lead over mandel. up 14 points now. up in massachusetts where i just was, it's a tight rate with brown and warren, a new poll shows a one point race. this is a barn burner rate up there, a nail biter if you will. no difference there, we'll be >>> back to "hardball," make no mistake, obama says romney's record at bain may make him a goose businessman, but not a good president. bain strategy holds pitfalls for president was a headline today. we have steve mcman and todd harris. it settles down to this is the main thrust and attack line. so he needs it as a weapon. the other guy needs to push it out of the way or deflect it, right? >> what's fascinating is normally an issue of this magnitude, this is the stuff you would see prosecuted in the fall postlabor day. these are the heavy guns of the campaign, and the obama campaign made the decision they have to -- they have to undercut his ability to present himself as a job creator and businessman. they're throwing everything at him now so they can introduce him to the american pe
brown. >> he ran on a flat form of honesty and it's hypocriticahyp. >> reporter: howard brooks and thomas gore each pleaded guilty to secretly funding brown. >> let's not minimize what occurred here. it was a deception of the public. it's deceiving the public which is a major crime when you're talking about elections and the fundamental bedrock of our democracy is having an open and honest election. >> reporter: light foot says it's possible gray knew or did nothing illegal, but many finity campaign workers would like to hear from mayor gray. >> we don't know if he's instead yesterday. but i do think it's time that the mayor tell us what he knows. >>> fenty has never publicly commented on the campaign's scandal. mayor gray says commentin commenting. >>> a mother had to fight off a baby accused of trying to snap her bus. it happened this morning on board an omni link bus near graham park road. wilder tried to grap her 6 month old son out of his baby seat, but the mom managed to stop her. >>> a mcclain man who seriously burned himself in a kitchen fire has died. police say 91-yea
he then gave to mayoral candidate sulaimon brown. >> he realized he made a serious mistake in the way he had gone about handling it initially. >> reporter: the scheme included money orders. the money was intended to keep brown in the race so he could bash on then mayor adrian fenty. it was supposed to create an easy path for gray to get elected. brooks is expected to plead guilty. thomas gore also pled guilty. brooks is expected to become somewhat of an informant as the investigation into vincent gray's 2010 campaign continues. >> he's agreed to cooperate fully with federal investigators and he's certainly going to hold up that end of the bargain. >> reporter: 9news now. >> brooks could receive up to six months in prison or probation. the question everyone is asking now is how much of this if any did mayor gray know about. he has repeatedly said he has had nothing to do with any campaign wrongdoings but the investigation is far from over. >>> d.c. council member marion barry is facing more criticism. yesterday he did his best to apologize to the asian american community. his apology c
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